I was in a rush to get out of the house and get the grocery shopping done this morning – this Christmas holiday has really rear-ended me!
Are you feeling that way too? Goodness, Thanksgiving better come earlier next year to give me more of a heads up!
As it was, I was ready to leave when the insurance inspector for our home owners insurance showed up, his car blocking my way out of the drive way. AARRGHH!
And by the time I really got going –it was later morning, and I had forgot COMPLETELY to add the link to clue #4 under the Celtic Solstice tab. Well hello --- if folks had LOOKED at the front of the blog they would have seen the post, but I think folks must have bookmarked the TAB and not the main blog address because my inbox was full of emails all day while I was on the road asking why clue #4 wasn’t posted yet.
It’s my fault. I’m frazzled, and naturally blonde! It’s fixed now – the link is now on the tab, even if the post was here right on time at 7am all along!
This was the view from the front porch after arriving at the cabin this afternoon. It’s CRAZY WARM here this week!
After the ice and snow of Germany and Austria last week ---it just feels unreal, but then there is a reason I live south.
It got to 64 up here today! 66 projected for tomorrow and Sunday?
Looks like BING won’t be the only one just DREAMING of a White Christmas this year!
I received a special gift from my mom and I am SO PROUD of her. She is a fairly new quilter, though she has been very supportive of me all along. It wasn’t until the past few years that the bug finally bit her hard enough. She’s joined a guild, she goes on RETREATS and everything --- WITHOUT me! Imagine that!
But she made NINE of these this year, and gifed them all:
She did a great job on the machine quilting..and I love the stripe backing fabric brought around to the front as binding….and oh so scrappy. Thanks, Mom!
I braved the crowds today – I thought better today than tomorrow – and did all the grocery shopping for the upcoming week, including ingredients for baking cookies while the boys are here. Sam’s Club was a madhouse, but the grocery store ((for everything I didn’t want in industrial size)) was worse! If you are going out to do the same thing ---be brave.
And just so you know, you WILL need a nap after! I did! And I enjoyed every minute of it
My work station tonight!
I’m sewing boxy star blocks tonight! You can see the block quarters on my table – and next to them the bin of 2.5” squares for making the split 9-patch blocks as my leader & ender project. I’m on a mission to finish this top in the next day or two, so this is where you’ll find me. The top has to go with me to Texas on the 29th ---and I’m FINE with it just being a top –but a pile of blocks just won’t do, so it’s pedal to the metal, baby!
Bring on the Netflix – I’m deep into Miss Marple at the moment and just loving it!
And this was a funny I thought too hilarious NOT to pass on! Have you seen the photos of the pets with signs owning up to the bad things they’ve done? This one came through facebook yesterday – hysterical! And I so agree on the Elf being a tab bit creepy in a Chuckie kind of way!
what a hoot!
I’m thinking we need quilters with signs held up confessing their recent fabric purchases or something….or where they hid the fabric once they got it home…LOL
Have a great evening, everyone! I'm heading home on Sunday, and we'll be back up as a family on Monday. Best idea ever to find a getaway that was only an hour and 20 minutes from home.